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Wikispaces Says Farewell

This month (July 2018) Wikispaces discontinues its free and educational websites.

Planeta.com
Our thanks to the administrators and educators at Wikispaces for creating a useful tool. Our thanks to the editors who contributed so much.

Planeta.com has used the wiki since 2006. We can transfer some of the content to Planeta.com, but the point of the wiki was to build a public space where the in-progress features were co-created.

Official Statement from Wikispaces
News from Wikispaces (February 12, 2018)

It’s time for us to say farewell…

Wikispaces was founded in 2005 and has since been used by educators, companies and individuals across the globe.

Unfortunately, the time has come where we have had to make the difficult business decision to end the Wikispaces service.

Why is Wikispaces closing? Over the last twelve months we have been carrying out a complete technical review of the infrastructure and software we use to serve Wikispaces users. As part of the review, it has become apparent that the required investment to bring the infrastructure and code in line with modern standards is very substantial. We have explored all possible options for keeping Wikispaces running but have had to conclude that it is no longer viable to continue to run the service in the long term. So, it is with no small degree of nostalgia, that we will begin to close down later this year.

When is Wikispaces closing? To enable us to offer maximum support to customers off-boarding from Wikispaces we will be undertaking a phased shutdown approach.  This will help us regulate the system load on the export tool as users depart from Wikispaces

Scheduled Closure dates begin July 31.

Helpful info
http://helpcenter.wikispaces.com/customer/portal/articles/2920537-classroom-and-free-wikis

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9 thoughts on “Wikispaces Says Farewell

  1. Sadder than anyone can even chart – i understand the situation – i also want to say that the benefits will never be able to be measured so thank you thank you for the amazing service over the years. ANY advice on how to export [with minimal melt downs] the curations many of us have collected and used over the years?

    I can’t tell you how this will change my life and the panic many of us feel in trying to secure the precious resources, projects and work we have posted . . . any advice will ease the transitions. Meanwhile . . . good speed!

  2. To the makers of Wikispaces:
    You are what? Closing?!?!?! How devastating to all the people who have years and years of postings. I have MY teaching “life” on wiki.
    Terrible terrible news. I am devastated as I have over ten years or more of lesson plans and videos and I organized it so well and was so proud.
    Wikispaces was the best teaching tool I could have.
    Distraught Linda. Is there anything else you can do?

      1. I am so very sorry and sad, as I know how much work you and others have done on the wiki.

        The main positive is that you now have in place a blog, which should make it possible for you to cut and paste quite a bit of the existing pages — tedious but possible — into very flexible blog editing pages. You might even see a big increase in SEO (i.e. traffic) with your content concentrated and optimized.

        Also, blog posts can be shared, of course, as with the WIKI.

        So sorry.

  3. I too have years of work on wikispaces.. Now I am looking for an easy place to upload my wikispaces site too. I have checked out the obvious ones like six and weebly etc but they seem more appropriate for people who are starting from scratch – Any ideas anyone?

  4. Also looking for a place to easily transfer my wiki’s to. I will eventually build a new website but would like to transfer the wiki’s as a stop gap solution so that I can continue to use them during the transition. I know I can export the wiki’s but am not sure what I can do with the exported files. Any ideas?

  5. So sad to hear 🙁 I too have my entire teaching materials on wikispaces and my students (as well as other teachers/students from various corners of the world) have been using my wiki since 2007. I have managed to recreate my site on PBWORKS and it turned out to be much easier than I anticipated. In retrospect, it also allowed me to do some “spring cleaning” and streamline the site a bit. Thankyou WIKISPACES for the many years of service and reliability – you will never truly know how much you have helped me and my students. Cheers and good luck with future endeavours!!

  6. Whew! Finished transfer of content just under the deadline…. I will miss my wikispace sites that I’ve had for 10 years. I always enjoyed working on them, but, with any luck, I’ll learn to navigate wordpress just as well!

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